The bump and bae blog

  • What are you Carrying Around?

    All of a sudden, I was part of a club I didn’t want to be in. I had gotten pregnant with Georgia so easily, so I never even entertained that the second time around could come with challenges. The first few weeks of my postpartum journey had been traumatic enough. From hemorrhaging, to an ambulance ride, to ER visits, to multiple ultrasounds, to a D&C, those first few weeks postpartum had been so hard. And now, over 2 years later, I was still dealing with complications?! I couldn’t help but feel angry and devastated and like a tidal wave had just knocked me over.
  • Love (and resilience) in the time of Covid

    I went on a long run the other day and couldn’t for the life of me find my phone. So, I told myself, screw it, I’ll go without it. No music, no pod...
  • The Relationship Gauntlet

    Recently my gal pals and I were texting; 4 mamas and a soon-to-be mama. You may find yourself nodding your head here. The text convo went a little like this:

    Mama-to-be: I’m so hormonal these days, I’m constantly angry at him for no reason. Like literally his face just pisses me off sometimes.

    Mama 1: I think for me it got worse when the baby arrived. Not right away but a few weeks in, I was annoyed that he didn’t know what I was thinking. Or know what the baby was thinking.

    Mama 2: I still get mad when he doesn’t understand my thought process.

    Mama 1: He’d ask me a question about child rearing and I’d get so annoyed. Like why do I have to know the answer and tell you? Can’t you just know or figure it out another way? Lol

  • 12 honest tips for the first year

      Don't be surprised if it feels like you're now living with a stranger. Yes you carried this little nugget for quite some time, but now that the...
  • Heading back to work

    I thought I would drop this blog post on January 1st, as the takeaway is really about pledging to yourself to slow the f*%k down and committing to ...
  • The Infamous Hospital Bag

    Every new mama-to-be wonders for a few months leading up to Go time what needs to be in the infamous hospital bag. To be honest, it’s the least of your concerns and no matter what you have or don’t have in there, you’ll be just fine. But to put your little hearts at ease, we’ve come up with a list for you. This list is a collaborative effort between myself, my sister and my 3 closest friends. We all had the joy of companionship through the good, bad and ugly. We each welcomed our first children (all girls) within a 6-month span.
  • Surviving the first two weeks

    Surviving the first two weeks. Or in my case a few weeks longer due to late onset hemorrhaging, but that’s a story for another time. I was blessed to have my older sister give birth to her daughter two weeks before me, as well as having my best friend give birth to her daughter a few weeks before me. Their support and honesty helped me get through the most surreal, awful and (at times) amazing period of my life. To say I was slightly shocked at the intensity post birth is putting it lightly. I knew I was in for some challenges, but boy, or should I say girrrrrl, was I in for a surprise. Now this isn’t to scare the living shit out of you, it’s merely to prepare you as much as possible. I wish I had known some of this going into it. We’re all in it together sister.